NH News
5:19 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester

Demonstrators picket outside of Manchester Community College
Demonstrators picket outside of Manchester Community College
Credit Andrew Tolland

Community college teachers demonstrated in Manchester this morning to highlight ongoing negotiations between school administrators and adjunct faculty. 

Around 15 teachers and supporters picketed in front of Manchester Community College to call attention to what they say is unfair treatment of part-time teachers by the Community College System of New Hampshire.

The adjuncts’ chief concerns are health insurance, job security, and compensation.

Craig Lange, an adjunct biology professor at Nashua Community College, says the CCSNH isn’t taking part-time teachers seriously:

“For them to treat us with disdain, to treat us as expendable, it’s not going to serve the students; it’s not going to serve the country.“

Part-time professors unionized in 2011 and are in a separate bargaining unit than full-time teachers.

The adjuncts say they comprise three fourths of the community college system’s workforce and that they deserve better benefits.

A spokesperson for the CSSNH says that the organization is committed to finding a solution through negotiations.